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Mar 20, 2018 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Living on the Sunshine Coast it seems there is an event on every weekend, and now we can confirm it! 

We will host more than 55 major events in 2018, with 130,000 visitors.
The economic benefit for the coast is staggering - in 2017 events delivered $60 million to the local economy.
The localized spending doesn't stop at one recipient, 79 cents in every visitor dollar flows through to other sectors of the economy.
Successful events motivate participants and their guests to return for holidays, business or relocation during the rest of the year, or future years.

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​Council Goals over the next 20 years

Feb 08, 2018 Ann Lindner Comments (0)

1. triple the size of the economy to $33 billion
2.100,000 new jobs
3. 20% of goods and services produced for export
4. household incomes the exceed Qld average

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Employment Rate on the Sunshine Coast

Feb 08, 2018 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Recent data complied by Conus economists displays unemployment on the Sunshine Coast is down to 5 percent - the level now accepted as full employment.
The job creation led by the health sector and boosted by the opening of the new hospitals has seen the Sunshine Coast unemployment rate fall below Brisbane's (5.4%) for the second year in a row.
Of the 13,200 new positions created in 2017; more than half were part time and around 6200 full time. The health sector created more than half the new positions, other employment leaders were transport, postal, warehousing sector adding 2700, and construction adding 2300 jobs.

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Family Friendly Suburbs

Feb 08, 2018 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

The Coasts most family friendly suburbs indicate the popular areas are set back from the beach.

Mountain Creek, Peregian Springs, Mooloolah Valley, Kuluin and Median Plains were ranked in the top five according to Core Logic and the 2016 census.
These areas all had children living in 50% or more of family households.
Not surprisingly the attributes of these areas were; close to schools and shops, large allotment sizes where kids can play/congregate in the cul-de-sacs and the safety factor.

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Airport Update

Dec 08, 2017 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

The Sunshine Coast Council has announced that Palisade Investment Partners has now taken up the 99 year lease for the Sunshine Coast Airport Pty Ltd.

“It will open Sunshine Coast up to Asia and the South Pacific enabling us to connect to the world,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The Sunshine Coast Airport expansion will contribute $4.1 billion to the local economy and generate more than 2230 jobs during the operational phase."

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Nambour News

Dec 08, 2017 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Since the opening of the new Kawana Public hospital there has been an exodus of workers from the Nambour hospital. 

This along with notice the the council is going to move its premises from Nambour to the new Maroochydore CBD has locals worried what large employers will be left to help the economy.

The great news is that Sundale has announced it will demolish the oldest sections of the Namour site and rebuild 74 unit apartments and village heart incorporating coffee shops, medical centres and rehabilitation facility that would be open to the public.

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Fun Fun Fun

Dec 08, 2017 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

More exciting tourism projects are on the drawing board for the Sunshine Coast. 

Sunshine Plaza have announced they had lodged a DA for high ropes course as part of the $400 million redevelopment already underway.
Tourism bosses are excited about the innovative mix of adventure entertainment and retail.
Keeping with the theme Aussie World has received council approval for five new rides as part of the expansion of the theme park from 6 hectares to 22 hectares.
Further down the road at Glenview, work is about to start on the $450 million water park along Steve Irwin Way.
Not to be outdone, the Big Pineapple is going to also incorporate a 'Tree Top Challenge' in its redevelopment.
Adding to the success of the Ocean St Entertainment Precinct, Funlab have announced a mega-entertainment precinct at the Big Top shopping centre incorporating a 10 lane bowling alley, an 18-hole mini golf course, cocktail bar and 'escape room'.

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Sunshine Coast Building Approvals

Aug 21, 2017 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Sunshine Coast building approvals are at their highest level in eight years, with Sunshine Coast Council issuing $1.72 billion in approvals during last financial year.

The building approvals issued last year were 32% higher compared to the previous year making it the third consecutive year where approvals with a value in excess of $1 billion have been recorded.

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Maroochydore CBD

Aug 21, 2017 Ann Lindner Comments ((Disabled))

Sun Central, the managers of Maroochydore CBD, have secured a four way deal to develop 'Super Lots' in the new city centre. 

In the $200 million deal; John Holland, SunCentral Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast have signed a memorandum of understanding that will create a precinct of about 1.4ha that will be high rise buildings; one of these is a dedicated City Hall which will also house council staff, another will be a University campus including accommodation for international students.
Mayor Jamieson said more than $450 million worth of construction has been proposed through the expressions of interest in the city centre.

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